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Understanding High Fashion: Retailing and Buying

Joanne Entwistle

Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion : Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...As many academics have argued, fashion has played a considerable role in industrial and post-industrial economic development (Crewe and Forester 1993; Fine and Leopold 1993). Fine and Leopold’s early sociological work in this area argues...

Buying Versus Planning

Dana D. Connell

Dana Connell is an instructor at Columbia College of Art and Design, Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Buyer’s Life : A Concise Guide to Retail Planning and Forecasting

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...Becoming a retail store buyer might well be one of the most misunderstood careers in the retail industry. With promises of worldwide travel and multimillion-dollar spending power, buyers have the ideal dream job—or do they? Today...

Human Resource Management

Lynda Rose Poloian

Lynda Rose Poloian taught retailing, marketing, and fashion courses at Southern New Hampshire University, USA, and was Director of the Fashion Merchandising Program for more than 25 years. She is a past president of ACRA, the collegiate affiliate of the National Retail Federation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retailing Principles : Global, Multichannel, and Managerial Viewpoints

Fairchild Publications (US), 2003

Book chapter

...After completing this chapter you should be able to:Discuss current challenges facing human resource management, including the impact of downsizing, displacement, and outplacement.Describe the primary responsibilities of the human resource...

Stock Levels: Capacity, Stability, and Profit = Average Stock

Dana D. Connell

Dana Connell is an instructor at Columbia College of Art and Design, Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Buyer’s Life : A Concise Guide to Retail Planning and Forecasting

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...All retail business planning begins with projected retail sales. Buyers cannot begin to plan inventory until retail sales are established. This concept may seem elementary, yet buyers can fall into alternative methods that negate careful...

Mannequins

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...There are several historical strands that led to the development of the modern female fashion-display mannequin. From the fifteenth century, the miniature fashion doll (known as a “milliners’ mannequin”) was sent by dressmakers to wealthy...

Paul Smith

Designer biography

...Paul Smith was born in Nottingham, England in 1946. Growing up, he wanted to become a cyclist, but an accident in his teens saw that dream crushed. His father had made him get a job at a clothing warehouse and after his accident he threw...

Inventory Turnover

Dana D. Connell

Dana Connell is an instructor at Columbia College of Art and Design, Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Buyer’s Life : A Concise Guide to Retail Planning and Forecasting

Fairchild Publications, 2010

Book chapter

...Managing inventory turnover is directly related to profit margins. When inventory sells quickly at the full retail price, profit levels are high, but buyers may miss business because inventory sells too quickly. Total demand is unknown when...

Garments, International Trade in

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Garments have been perhaps the most international of consumer products dating back to the late 1800s when Paris couturiers—led by the House of Worth—dictated the styles that affluent women around the world wore. Those garments were composed...

Introduction

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Business Cases : A Student Guide to Learning with Case Studies

Fairchild Books, 2021

Book chapter

...This section includes case studies that focus on the decisions that professionals in the global fashion industry make in the areas of merchandising management and retailing. Merchandising includes the “the management processes related...

Markdowns

Dana D. Connell

Dana Connell is an instructor at Columbia College of Art and Design, Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Buyer’s Life : A Concise Guide to Retail Planning and Forecasting

Fairchild Publications, 2010

Book chapter

...Retail pricing strategies will always involve some form of markdown. The reasons for this vary, and they can be due to many factors. In general, markdowns are the result of slow sales performance. This could be the result of poor planning...